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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN OCTOBER!

The Federation of International Bandy has now decided to hold this year’s World Championship for the 8 best bandy nations in the World in Irkutsk, Russia, October 5-11.

The tournament was postponed this spring due to the corona pandemic but will now be played where the spring tournament would have been decided. In the new Ice Palace Baikal in Irkutsk, Russia.

Russia is the reigning champion after the final win against Sweden in Vänersborg, Sweden in 2019. Then the final went to sudden death and Russia won 6-5 after goal by Almaz Mirgazov.

In this fall’s A-tournament the 8 teams that would have played in the spring will participate. They are divided into two pools. In Pool A plays Finland, Kazakhstan, Sweden and Russia and in pool B Estonia, Germany, Norway and USA.

The two best placed teams in pool B face the two worst placed teams in pool A about two places in the semi-finals. The two best teams in pool A go straight to the semi-finals. The final will be played on Sunday, October 11.

Ice Palace Baikal, Irkutsk